Ed Hall Posted March 22, 2008 Report Share Posted March 22, 2008 My sister and husband live in Kansas City and need another car so they asked me what I recommended. I told them to look for a Buick/Oldsmobile with a 3.8L engine or a Cadillac with a 4.9 or a Cadillac year 2000 and newer. I felt that the older Northstar's were too risky due to cam failures and head bolts pulling out of the block. I could not talk them into a Buick/Oldsmobile 3.8 or a 4.9 Cadillac so they've narrowed their search down to year 2000 and newer Seville's. Today, they are going to look at a 2002 Seville SLS with 85k miles and the owner wants $6900. They did a carfax on it and it came up clear. The car has been registered in New Jersey, Virginia and Kansas. The owner buys and resells cars that have been traded in at the dealer. Does this bring up any warning bells? I told them to look for the obvious like whether or not the car has been maintained. I told them to check for signs us rust underneath, wear on the leather/carpets and for any signs of previous body work. What else should they check for? Anyways, I'll report back once they look at the car today. They are going to bring money to buy the car if it checks out good. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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